I have always liked watching stop motion films. The skill and patience it takes to produce a full length stop motion film is so astounding. You have to respect anyone that does it.
Having said that, Mad God is a masterpiece. Director and Writer Phil Tippett began working on this film in 1987. In 1987, I was barely two years old. If you don’t know who Phil Tippett is, you’ve most likely seen one or two films he’s worked on, Jurassic Park (1993) and Robocop (1987) among others.
The film follows the Assassin. He’s a guy that’s dressed in a gas mask and jacket. The movie opens with him descending from the sky on a diving bell (one of those things that transfers divers to lower depths). The Assassin only carries a map and a briefcase with him. The deeper he descends, the more grotesque the creatures and the environment are. The detail that Tippett puts into this film is just unbelievable.
The story didn’t make sense at first and I was confused through most of it, but then by the end it made some sense. It’s not a film that is supposed to have a story, but there’s certainly a lot of lore that you could think about and create in this film’s world.
This film isn’t for the faint of heart. There’s an enormous amount of blood, guts, gore, and explicit content.
Overall, I enjoyed this film because of the love and care that Tippett puts into it. If you want to see a master at his craft, watch Mad God.
Even though Mad God was premiered in 2021, it was acquired by Shudder and released on the platform on June 16, 2022.
31 Days of Horror Rankings:
- Deadstream (2022)
- Willy’s Wonderland (2021)
- Grimcutty (2022)
- Watcher (2022)
- Mad God (2022)
- She Will (2022)
- Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
- Escape Room (2019)
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)
- The Cellar (2022)
- The Last Rite (2021)
- Revealer (2022)
- Sissy (2022)
- Halloween Ends (2022)
- Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (2022)
- Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1982)
- The Collingswood Story (2002)
- Werewolf by Night (2022)
- Firestarter (2022)